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Aug 31, 2013 1:00am PDT
quote they want to keep that secret. thanks to this leak from edward snowd snowden, "the washington post" broke a blockbuster story and detailed for the first time what exactly is in the budget for the intelligence committee, including more than 21,000 employees at the cia. the first time we've seen this level. >> very fascinating reading that story. i know you looked over it. what stood out most for you?
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Aug 31, 2013 1:00am PDT
quote years ago? >> "the washington post" calculate as best they could. it's difficult because we don't have historical information, either, like we didn't have this in the present day. this makes u.s. spending on intelligence now higher than it was even at the height of the cold war by, you know, $10 billion or so in current. >> really adds up when you put it together. thank you is much, amon.
PBS
Aug 5, 2013 4:30pm PDT
shocker. the washington post company sells its number and publishing assets to amazon.com founder. the deal capped the day of big news in print, online and in television. >> looser lending. new reports say banks are lowering standards for businesses, consumer and home buyers. does it signal a return to the bad old days of too easy credit? >> home grown, walmart pledges to buy american made goods. how it could affect manufacturing. we kick off a special series called made in america. >> it was a stunning late day capper today to a day of major news affecting the newspapers you read, the websites you visit, the tv networks you watch, and the cable systems you may subscribe to. amazon.com founder and ceo is buying the publishing business of the washington post company. which includes the fames newspaper for $250 million. the post long run by members of the eugene meyer and graham families reached the peak of its fame for tough reporting, during the watergate era. baso says, i understand the critical role the post plays in washington, d.c., and our nation, and the post's values will n
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Aug 6, 2013 4:30pm PDT
targets, long-term political hot potatoes. diana olick joins us from washington with more on what all this might mean. >> reporter: suzy, it should come as no surprise mortgage is front and center, as interest rates are rising, credit is the last barrier to full housing recovery. >> our housing market is beginning to heal. >> reporter: president obama returned to arizona, one of the hardest hit states in the housing crash four years after using this dessert backdrop. >> we got to turn the badpage o the bubble and bust. we need a housing system durable and fair and rewards responsibility for generations to come. >> reporter: it's reforming the nation's 10 trillion dollar mortgage market making it easier for home buyers and putting capital at the center of housing finance ask pulling government out. that means a gradual wind down of giants fannie mae and freddy mac, which together with the fha back over 90% of new loans. >> i believe our housing system should operate where there's a limited government role and pry vent lending should be the backbone of the housing market. >> reporter: t
PBS
Aug 30, 2013 4:30pm PDT
not necessarily bring it about. >> with more on the syrian crisis, how it's playing out in washington, and what might happen next, we turn to john harwood. a lot of words out today. what more can we gleam about the timing of a possible strike against syria? basically, what happens now? >> they haven't signalled the timing, susiusie, but it looks e a strong likelihood we'll strike, sooner rather than later. the president leaves for st. petersburg on tuesday, the meeting at the g 20 and congress comes back on the 9th of september. i would be surprised if the strike has not happened before both of those things take place. >> and what do you expect the president to hear from the g 20 people if it hasn't happened by that time. you have a lot of the community they talked about today that has been very silent throughout this, john? >> they have been silent. the british house of commons voted down an authorization of force yesterday. the president got a call from prime minister of france and has the idea that the french are supporting the possibility of a u.s. action. i just got off the phone with a co
PBS
Aug 9, 2013 4:30pm PDT
on mr. summer's preemptively, which is a standard washington exercise that i don't like. >> reporter: so tyler, obviously, this is very personal for the president. he has a relationship with larry summers. he didn't like to see the piling on. that might explain leaks we saw over the past couple week complaining that larry summers might be the front runner for the job, the president insisting, though, today he hasn't picked a candidate yet. >> he talked a little bit today about the implantation of obamacare, healthcare reform and the possibility that a government shut down might be used as a weapon in that funding battle. give us some thoughts on that, am amin. >> reporter: he said if you implement something as big as obamacare, as he calls it now and expects there will be glitches here. nonetheless, he said he doesn't like the politics on the republican side threatening a government shut down. he tried to position it as republicans trying to shut down the government to block 30 million americans from getting access to healthcare that, he said, is simply a bad idea. >> thank you very much
PBS
Aug 15, 2013 4:30pm PDT
the buyers will come. i'm diana olick in washington. >> what these these bulletins from housing, the consumer and job market mean for stocks? we turn to jim paulson, the chief investment officer at wells capital investment. good to have you. >> good to see you, suzy. >> a lot of negativity today in the markets. what is your take? >> i think a lot of it, suzy, we're digesting a number of big things after a huge market move. that's one of the things we're digesting. we made such a big move off last fall fall lows. in audition, we've had just a dramatic change in long-term interest rates. you're talking about mortgage rates going up, the ten-year treasury hitting 280 today. it was 160 not that long ago. of course, we'll face feds tapering or slowing down quantitative easing soon. these are big events and i think it led to a little market indigestion if you will. the market is in a trading range for the rest of the year, but i think we'll get through it and as we come out the other end, maybe at the end of this year, i think we'll be stronger for it. we'll find out that both the economy and the s
PBS
Aug 23, 2013 7:00pm EDT
for our senators in washington. emily greenberg is a senior from westport, connecticut, at staples high school. and this young lady does something that i wish i could do. you do the new york times crossword puzzle almost on a daily basis. i do. i can usually manage monday through wednesday or thursday on my own, and i'll usually do friday through the weekend together with my dad. i grew up watching him do the puzzles and then started helping once i got old enough. terrific. good. barrett block is a senior from lexington, kentucky. and he has worked at his father's jewelry store for how many years? oh, about 3, sir. since i was 14. now, and you've already designed your own line of jewelry? yes, sir, i have. this year, my senior year, we were given a 200-hour mentoring project. and i decided to become the apprentice to my father's jeweler. and in the past year, i've worked on designing jewelry. what kind of jewelry? oh, bridal jewelry. oh. yes, sir. the crown collection. uh-oh. the crown collection. all right. yes, sir. he's very proud of that, too, and he should be. okay. you have comman
WETA
Aug 19, 2013 6:30pm EDT
. egyptian officials we spoke to today say they don't believe washington has an accurate picture of what's going on here. egypt's government says this tragic scene is what the world doesn't understand about its controversial crackdown. the remains flown to cairo tonight of 25 policemen, executed in the sinai this morning. the government says they were unarmed and off duty, victims of suspected islamic extremists. >> it's a very mean act of terror. it's something that happens every day. worst part about it that it's incomprehensible for an egyptian. >> reporter: a presidential adviser says the muslim brotherhood has unleashed terrorists under the guise of defending democracy. >> they are trying to portray to people that this is a political dispute. this is the result of having ousted the president and those are people defending their own political views. >> reporter: in cairo, there's now detention and mistrust. most shops closed even before the night time curfew. we have lost the joy of life. we are afraid. we are all depressed, said one woman. even so, one of the few cafes still open, e
PBS
Aug 28, 2013 4:30pm PDT
that are bundled up and sold as securities. diana olick joins us from washington. dianna, rules, more rules, we keep getting them from washington. tell us about the details. >> reporter: i just want to clarify these are proposed new rules, and they haven't passed anything. n they are still putting them out for comment. this is the second go round they have done with the rules. they are about a qualified residential mortgage, that is which mortgages from the banks would be exempt from risk retention under dodd frank and what they have done is loosened up. the first proposal two years ago said the mortgages had to have 20% down. now they are saying they will take that out. they heard from the banking industry, the banking industry does not like that. they are lining the rules with the cfpb that have been put into place this year. so when we say new rules, they are copies of rules in place. >> what do they mean for investors and by the way, home buyers as well? >> the new rules going into place, which a lot of banks are using, will make it more safe for investors and owners. they will take a lot o
PBS
Aug 19, 2013 7:00pm EDT
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PBS
Aug 27, 2013 4:30pm PDT
the globe. >> setting up for a big fall. attention also turns to washington where a showdown loomed over the debt ceiling and whether the u.s. will be able to pay it's bills come mid october. >>> securing your requirement. whether you're 25, 35, 45 or 55, we'll tell you how much you should be saving now to make sure you do not out live your money. that and more tonight on "nightly business report" for tuesday, august the 27th. >>> good evening everyone. i'm susie gharib here with my colleague bill griffith. investors here in u.s. and around the world dumped stocks worried about the possibility of the u.s. and allies might take military action against syria over it's use of chemical weapons, so investors moved money to safe havens like gold, oil and treasuries. here is a run down of the numbers by the closing bell. the major stock averages fell 1 to 2% and the dow tumbled 170 points and the nasdaq lost almost 80 and the s&p down 26 points. prices on u.s. treasuries rose with the yield on the ten-year to 2.72%. >>> while mean, gold jumped sharply up $27 to $1,420 an ounce. oil also surged.
PBS
Aug 12, 2013 4:30pm PDT
of washington, sort of, the government reported a nearly $98 billion budget deficit for the month of july. that means uncle sam is now on track to post the lowest annual budget shortfall in four years. the reasons for the shrinking deficit, slow but steady economic growth, higher taxes, less government spending and the turnaround in the bailed out washington run mortgage giants, fannie mae and freddie mac. >>> this will be a big week for fresh data about the u.s. economy. those reports will be closely watched not only by investors but by the policy makers at the federal reserve, as they decide if and when to begin tapering their economic stimulus program. steve tells us what's on this week's calendar, and which reports are most important to fed chairman ben bernanke and company. >> good evening. a big week for economic data, that will go a long way toward figuring out whether the economy is strong enough for the federal reserve to ease back on the support its giving. we'll get a read on the consumer with july retail sales tomorrow morning, and economists are looking for a modest but still
WETA
Aug 16, 2013 6:30pm EDT
rules. just a week after the president promised new steps to protect the public, "the washington post" reports that nsa leaker edward snowden provided proof of the nsa's record of breaking privacy rules thousands of times. the agency says these were mistakes, not willful violations of the rules, and the white house tonight says the documents show the nsa is catching and reporting its own mistakes. >>> still ahead on "nbc nightly news," an nbc news exclusive. we return to the mountains of idaho with the riders who gave authorities their big break about the kidnapping of hannah hander son. >>> and later, news of a secret revealed after decades of speculation about what really went on inside area 51. g all th. it was very painful situation. i'm very athletic and i swim in the ocean. shingles forced me out of the water. the doctor asked me "did you have chickenpox when you were a child?" the pain level was so high, it became unbearable. for over 30 years. and it's now the most doctor recommended, the most preferred and the most studied. so when it comes to getting the most out of your mul
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Aug 23, 2013 6:30pm EDT
, victims of brutal chemical weapon attack that accelerated the debate in washington. >> we are gathering information on this event. what we have seen indicates this is a big event. of grave concern. >> reporter: just how grave becoming more clear tonight. in an exclusive interview, ann curry spoke to a doctor inside of syria treating some of those victims. >> died violently while sleeping and died hungry. >> doctor, after this experience, what is your message to the outside world. >> chemical weapons is a shame on the face of humanity. i can't imagine that the international community cannot do anything except meeting and promising. is in the truth? is this real? >> reporter: the president is considering a very narrow range of military options. boots on the ground or a no-fly zone, both are out of the question. what is on the table -- limited air strikes, most likely cruise missiles launched from navy destroyers targeting military command posts and while the u.s. is still gathering evidence, emotions are high. >> quite powerful and clearly something that hassen been -- >> the president sa
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Aug 26, 2013 4:30pm PDT
during a news conference in washington this afternoon, in a clear warner to bashar al assad. >> president obama has made clear to the assad regime, that this international norm cannot be violated without consequences. and there is a reason why no matter what you believe about syria, all people in all nations who believe in the cause of our common humanity must stand up to assure there is accountability for the use of chemical weapons, so that it never happens again. >> the market had been trading higher earlier on merger news and in spite of a sharp drop in july, durable goods orders, but those comments by secretary kerry sent the indexes lower and they did close at the lows of the session, the dow fell by 64 points, ending below 15,000 again. the nasdaq was a fraction of a point lower, the s&p 500 was down 6 points. gold the other way, above $1400 an ounce for the first time since june 7th, when it hit that multiyear low of 1180. >>> the biggest of the merger news, one of the largest deals ever in the drug making industry. amgen, the huge biotech company is paying 10 a$10 and a half bin
PBS
Jul 31, 2013 7:00pm PDT
. for "nightly business report," i'm hampton pearson in washington. >> here to talk more about the fed and economy is david kelly, chief global strategist at jp morgan funds. we come. you heard vince ryan heart say he thinks the fed wants to get out of the stimulus business and begin tapering. i was talking about a half hour ago to a former policy maker who said i don't really think they want to start tapering and probably not until the end of the year at the soonest. what do you think? >> i think they do want to get out of tapering but what they are trying to do is quietly move an elephant out of a room and you can't do that. i was frustrated by the fact they didn't put this timetable, which ben bern fan key announced in june. they didn't put that in the statement so we're wondering are they continuing to remove qes at the end of this year. i think they want to because they have to. people don't talk about enough is the problems they are billing. it's not just status quo. they are adding a trillion dollars a year and those are chickens that will come home to roost. so they do need to
WETA
Aug 21, 2013 6:30pm EDT
be enormous consequences. >> reporter: but washington never backed up that threat, even after u.s. intelligence said in june that syria had used chemical weapons. inaction, rebels say, that embolden the syrian regime but now go much further. what was never supposed to happen again seems to be happening again and again. today's alleged atrocities took place just a few miles away from u.n. inspectors. they were denied access to the affected areas by the syrian government. the white house is demanding a full investigation. >> all right, richard. thank you. bradley manning, the army private at the center of the wikileaks scandal, has been sentenced to 35 years behind bars, the harshest punishment ever in the u.s. for leaking to the media. manning, a former intelligence analyst analyst, was found guilty last month of leaking hundreds of thousands of secret documents to wikileaks. he'll serve his time at the ft. leavenworth prison in kansas. with credit for good time served and good behavior, he could be out in seven years. >>> we're learning more tonight about the health challenge fo
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